New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is out. Over eight million people are completely shocked — they never expected him to fall so quickly. This is a stunning turn of events.
According to Kyle Morris with Breitbart News, de Blasio “was not invited to take part in New York’s Columbus Day event and festivities,” as originally reported by the New York Post. The organizer was also asked why this was the case.
While the annual parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis, Angelo Vivolo, chairman of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, held a virtual event instead that was held on local television. He confirmed that de Blasio was not invited.
“Tight schedule,” said Vivolo. “No ulterior motive.” Furthermore, according to a de Blasio spokesperson, the mayor was “out of state visiting family today so he would not have been able to attend” in the first place.
It seems obvious, however, that the event was not high on de Blasio’s list. Over the years, Democrat politicians — especially the more radical flank, of which de Blasio belongs — have pushed to do away with Columbus Day altogether.
Many even want to strike Columbus from the history books completely, in spite of the incredible impact his expeditions had on European exploration and, eventually, the very settling of America itself.
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